The purpose of Ministry Calling is to glorify, to submit, to serve, and to please God.
For many years while growing up in an Apostolic Pentecostal church setting. I always heard our pastor talk about serving the Lord and how he was the happiest. Nevertheless, Pastor F.L. Sartin has always asked me this one question as a teenager. Has God called you to ministry? I thought all Christians are called to serve the cause of Christ; God calls certain persons to serve the church as pastors and other ministers. I just knew it wasn’t me because I was nobody!
But one day we had a visiting minister preaching a revival, Bishop J.J. Bourn Senior read a scripture in 1 Timothy 3:1-2 and he said “Son what’s your name? Because this scripture is for you! “This is a trustworthy saying: If someone aspires an honorable position. So an elder must be a man whose life is above reproach. He must be faithful to his wife. He must exercise self-control, live wisely, and have a good reputation. He must enjoy having guests in his home, and he must be able to teach. Although this may be true, I saw myself a normal teenager and I didn 't want to be used by God, I just wanted to hang out with my friends and do whatever they did.
Consequently, years went by, life went by, and my friends moved on. Yet I learned when a man or women is called on ministry God never leaves them. Instead God patiently waited! I did not know what it meant to be called or to serve. I went through a process of an Inward calling. In other words, God spoke and allow certain events in my life to get my attention to serve as a minister or a servant. After running for decades, I learned the hard way God was yelling and screaming for me to just stop everything I was doing....
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...n of Israel, and how he still loved them. But Moses reaction was, “Moses immediately threw himself to the ground and worshipped.” Be pleaded and ask God to find favor with him (Moses). Worship altogether is more than an act, response, emotions, and words it 's a lifestyle of holiness and desire to with God.
To summarize the meaning of ministry calling and worship should cause one to reflect on the majesty and graciousness of God and Christ, contrasted to our own unworthiness. Our worship not only honors and magnifies God, but it is also of our own edification and strength. Worship helps us develop a God like and Christ like character. We become like unto those we admire and worship. When we worship God, we tend to value what God values and gradually take on the characteristics and qualities of God. In James 4:8 says, “Draw near to God and He will draw near to you”
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